Kristin Adair is a Washington, D.C.-based documentary photographer and multimedia storyteller with a background in law and a passion for social justice advocacy through visual media and collaborate community-based art. She believes deeply in the power of visual stories and collaborative media making as tools for social justice advocacy. Her documentary “Becoming Free” explores the experience of incarcerated youth through film, photography and poetry, and looks intimately into the realities of teenagers incarcerated in the adult prison system as well as their experiences of coming home after years or decades behind bars.
Drawing on her background in law and non-profit advocacy, Adair has delved into issues of criminal justice, reentry and the long-term impact of incarceration on young people. In May 2017, Adair received her Masters in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University. Adair has worked with the visuals team at NPR and has produced several short documentary projects independently and in collaboration with local and national non-profit organizations. She has also led visual media workshops for youth in Washington, D.C. and in Haiti.
To learn more about Adair, visit kristinadair.com.
Description of Artwork: Will Avila sits in the living room of a home in Washington, D.C. where he is meeting with other returning citizens for Changing Perceptions, a non-profit organization he cofounded to support those who have been incarcerated, in becoming entrepreneurs. © Kristin Adair 2016.